Summer is here and that means beach vacations, pool days, and lots of sunbathing. SPF is essential for these days and every day, but a good swimming suit comes in close second. A suit will not only ensure that you are able to participate in any activity you choose, but also protects your most sensitive areas from the harmful UV rays.
There are many options available that provide comfortable coverage, no matter what size you prefer. Retro styles such as high-waisted bikini bottoms or bra-like tops have been making a comeback. Sporty, high-coverage styles, however, are also popular.
We have compiled a list of the top swimsuits for women that can be used for beach volleyball or lounge. We have included styles that are supportive for larger busts so you don’t feel like you need to cover up or choose a suit that isn’t right for you.
Andie Swim Corsica One-Piece
This suit is so elegant, we are tempted to wear it as an entire bodysuit. Andie is well-known for creating flattering suits like the Jetties silhouette. The brand also makes pieces from eco-friendly fabrics like this one. The pastel color looks great on all skin tones, and the open back detail lets you show off your skin without feeling too exposed.
Line in the Sand 3/4 Swim Leggings
You want something that can be worn from the gym to the beach, and back again. The 3/4 length of these leggings is perfect for summer. Leggings are great for those who want to be protected from the sun. These are great for pickleball, hiking, and everything else!
Carve Stinson Tankini Top
A bikini or one-piece is the middle ground? The tankini. You can create a seamless look by choosing a bottom with the same color or pattern, or you could pair it with a solid.
Summersalt Sidestroke Swimsuit
The universally flattering swimsuit is available in eleven different patterns and colors. It features a one-shoulder design that creates a slimming diagonal line across your body. The back wraps around to reveal a flirty, open back. The suit’s rest isn’t too revealing, or too high.
Girlfriend Collective Isla Wrap Tie One Piece
Girlfriend Collective is well-known for making sustainable workout wear. But did you know they also make eco-friendly swimwear? This wrap-style swimsuit is made from recycled nylon and reduces textile waste. Healthy Seas receives 1% of every purchase to help remove marine litter (like fishing wires) from our oceans.
Knix High Rise Bikini Bottom
A simple bathing suit top or bottom is versatile. You can match it with almost anything, even neutral colors. The high-rise bottom is moderately covered in the booty, so there are no uncomfortable riding up or wedgies. However, the high-cut legs add a feminine touch.
J. Crew Ruched One-Shoulder, One-Piece
Sometimes, less is more. This ruched one shoulder suit by J. Crew. This material is made of recycled water bottles and helps keep plastic out the ocean. The thick shoulder strap supports your girls (and the padding if you don’t want to remove it). Ruching on the sides tightens you in the waist.
Swim top with underwire in Old Navy
You can grab a swim set starting at less than $50. Go to Old Navy. The longline, underwire top can be purchased for $30. It comes in sizes XS-4X. Bottoms in the same colour are only $12.
Abercrombie Curve Love Wide Strap Underwire Top
Although underwire swimsuits offer support, they can look more like a bikini than a nursing bra. Abercrombie has created underwire swimsuits that are supportive and comfortable with thick straps, sexy cuts, and don’t sacrifice comfort. Curve Love, the brand’s specialized line for D-F cups, ensures that the band is proportional to the size of the cup.
Spanx Adjustable High-Rise Swim Brief
It’s okay to have some sculpting action in your swimsuit. These adjustable high-rise shorts by Spanx are perfect for that purpose. Double-layered fabric is used to provide extra support and smoothen the stomach area. The sides have drawstrings that allow you to raise the legs as high as you like.
Cuup Balconette Underwire Swim Top
Cuup is known for making supportive, comfortable bras that are simple and elegant. Now, they are creating bikinis that are just as comfortable. There are three styles to choose from: a scoop, a balconyette, or plunge bikini. All have adjustable straps and a adjustable band. To find the right style for you, you can complete a fit quiz. You also have the option of trying an item before buying. The item can be kept for seven days before you decide whether you want to keep it or return it.
YouSwim Verve Two-Piece
Although it may sound too good to be true, YouSwim has created swimsuits that grow with your body. The suit’s smocked fabric will gently hug your curves even when you feel extra bloated. This bikini top has a longer, more revealing cut that leaves ample room for your breasts. This style is great for reading and swimming by the pool, although we wouldn’t recommend it for playing volleyball or paddleball.
Everlane V-Neck One Piece
A deep v-neck with adjustable and supportive straps will show off your cleavage. Everlane’s version is made from 82 percent recycled nylon. It is stylish enough to be worn under linen trousers at the tiki bar after a day on the beach.
Swim top in Lively Busty Bralette
For those with larger chests, finding a supportive swim shirt that is also cute can be difficult. Lively’s bralette-style top is made for larger breasts. It has wider straps and a thicker belt to keep your breasts in line all day. For extra coverage, pair it with a high-waisted top or a bikini bottom. The brand also offers adorable one-pieces you will feel great in.
Rachel Rachel Roy Ribbed One Piece Swimsuit
This Rachel Rachel Roy plunging top will make you feel supported but not totally covered. The deep V at the front lets you show off your cleavage. A cutout in the back adds a playful touch. Although the fabric is a bit more bulky, it offers plenty of support thanks to the ribbed fabric. This will give your chest some lift and not be too compressive. There are no uniboobs.